Difference between novolog and humalog

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209227 tn?1242350345 Is there a difference between Humalog and Novolog insulins? I was told there are exactly the same. But is this true?
Avatar f tn For example I don't know why, but she said that Lantus works better if you give the shots on your tummy and buttox and novolog/humalog (fast acting) works better if given in your legs... anyway, this is a lot of information and if you can, please have him see a Diabetes Educator... al least once! It will help a lot because she will provide you with charts and help you to do the math with knowledge of what you are doing, knowing how your body operates! I hope it helps!
Avatar n tn Regular normally kicks in later than Novolog or Humalog will. Regular stays active for longer than Novolog or Humalog, too. I was able to work with a CDE (Certified diabetes educator; not a physician) when I transitioned in the opposite direction you are going. Be sure to have a written record of your current basal settings. You may need to shift-in-time my basal settings. For example, let's say I had a basal rate of .5 from 12midnight until 4am when I was using Humalog in my pump.
Avatar n tn some people have an allergic reaction to to the Humalog preservative and Novolog works better (and vice versa). As far as speed - I really couldn't tell a difference between the two, I guess it just varies from person to person like everything else. You'll know it's a preservative issue if your child complains the site "really itches" even after a day. Poor absorbtion comes from a variety of things. Using an area too much is the main culprit ...
Avatar n tn 5), but since switching to Lantus, I have experienced 5 episodes of sudden and extreme drops in BG. They happen late morning, not related to breakfast, novolog dose or exercise. My BG is usually above 150 when it starts, and I must consume 150-200 grams of carbs (as juice or gel) to get it to stabilize, usually in 20-30 mins.
Avatar n tn What is the difference between humalog, novalog and humilin?
Avatar n tn So if I am say 9 and wanted to be 7 I would take 1 unit of humalog. btw the coversion between numbers is 18. Hope this helps. Strongly recommend the book "think like a pancreas". See if you can get it from your library or find it in a bookshop. The levemir is not dosed based on your blood sugar at the time of dosing.
Avatar n tn But moreso, I guess I'm not really sure why the pump would be so much more efficient than my using a daily dose of Lantus and keeping a novolog pen w/ me during the day? Like a lot of us (I'm guessing), I have huge control issues, so possibly I'm feeling that w/ my pen I have more than w/ the pump. Also, to me, sticking myself w/ a needle a few times a day is absolutely nothing to me, mildly inconvenient at the most. So I'm not understanding the benefits.
Avatar n tn You have your basal programmed for maintenance, and your bolus, and you will be amazed at the difference in its performance over Lantus and Humalog injections. It makes a big difference and helps to stablilize your blood sugars. Watch your carbs. Lo-carb diets are going to require less insulin. Of course eat some carbs, but not in excess.
Avatar m tn I know the instructions say it doesn't matter when you take it, but between me and the Dr. we discussed this and its half-life is at 12-14 hours so taking it in the morning seems to make the most sense for its effectiveness...however, I can't barely function with the nausea and dizziness, and I find myself going back to bed anyway. Late in the evening I feel better and even a little hungry. So I am going to try to turn things around by when I dose. Starting tonight. Praying it is the answer.